Riverside Church, Room 9T
Begins October 4th at 10:00am and concludes October 5th at 6:00pm
Columbia University’s Department of Philosophy, the Morningside Institute, and the Thomistic Institute are pleased to present “The Moral Imagination of the Novel.” The conference will examine the ways in which individual novels and the novel as a literary genre can be understood both to depict the search for moral, philosophical, and religious truth and to engage in this very search themselves. Is the novel a realistic or idealistic genre? Can novels expand our sense of moral possibilities? Can they contract them?
The program includes lectures by Paul Elie (Georgetown), Lauren Kopajtic (Fordham), Dhananjay Jagannathan (Columbia), Sr. Ann Astell ( Notre Dame), and Thomas Pavel (Chicago).
This event is free and open to the public.
Friday, October 4
1:00 PM Two graduate student papers (TBD)
2:20 PM Two graduate student papers (TBD)
5:00 PM Paul Elie (Georgetown)
6:30 PM Reception
Saturday, October 5
9:30 AM Breakfast
10:00 AM Lauren Kopajtic (Fordham)
11:15 AM Break
11:30 AM Dhananjay Jagannathan (Columbia)
12:45 PM Break
2:15 PM Ann Astell (University of Notre Dame)
3:30 PM Break
3:45 PM Thomas Pavel (Chicago)
5:00 PM Break
5:15 PM Roundtable Discussion